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Re: Release goal: Getting rid of unneeded *.la / emptying dependency_libs

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 12:16:46PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> Summarizing the upstream thread, it seems the solution they prefer is
> to just ignore dependency_libs when linking dynamically.

That should be reasonable.

> Is there any situation where that wouldn't work in Debian? pkg-config has
> both Libs/Requires and Libs.private/Requires.private so there must be some
> kind of use-case where stuff linking to shared-lib libfoo also has to
> link with libbar?

Mostly to accomodate gtk+ upstream, who insist that it's reasonable for
software to #include <gtk.h> and then use glib types in their code.  I don't
think this has an analogue in the libtool world.

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